School

My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

Do you ever get those ideas that grow and grow in your mind and on paper until sketching them out is not enough?  And then you have no choice but to make those ideas exist in the real world, no matter how hard or time consuming?  I had my idea for my spring jewelry and… Continue reading My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

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A comic page from pencil to color

One of my favorite things is seeing a project transform from the first sketch into the final colorful object.  I love getting lost in the process from beginning to end! This comic page started with the Doodle a Day Challenge at The Wanderers (the fantastic Facebook page of Theresa Williams where she chronicles her ideas for… Continue reading A comic page from pencil to color

School

How to Juggle Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy

Whew!  It has been an exciting beginning of the semester!  My box is still in the process of being finished and already I'm moving on to the next project.  And in just a couple weeks I'll be starting project three!  It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm and energy necessary for such a fast paced… Continue reading How to Juggle Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy

School

Art Student vs. The Integral Hinge! And Fight!

Fall semester is in its second week and I have my first project:  The Integral Hinge.  Suffice to say, this project is a little outside of my norm and just a few centimeters outside my comfort zone.  It's highly technical, requiring precise (perfect, meticulous, exact) use of both tools and materials.  One swipe too many… Continue reading Art Student vs. The Integral Hinge! And Fight!

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Hello Again and the Importance of Doodling

Hello, it's been awhile!  The last few weeks have consisted of preparing to move, moving and (the most important) unpacking and settling back in after moving.  As of about three days ago my studio is all unpacked and ready to be made into a (not really) controlled mess again.  It feels good to have my… Continue reading Hello Again and the Importance of Doodling

Rectangle Birds
Jewelry

Making Jewelry to Sell: Some Ideas on Choosing What to Make

I did it!  Over the last few weeks I've spent most of my time (when I wasn't working at my day job, riding my bike or hanging out with friends - it's a full life!) making four pieces to offer to Artforms, A Perrysburg Gallery.  And they took all four of them!  So my work is now… Continue reading Making Jewelry to Sell: Some Ideas on Choosing What to Make

School, Sculpture

Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week

It's the end of my summer class and it was fantastic!  There's nothing better (or at least very little better, in my opinion) than spending summer mornings outside carving stone.  No, as you can see, I did not finish the sculpture.  But I still accomplished a lot in six weeks!  The block of stone looked… Continue reading Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week

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School, Sculpture

Summer Carving Intensive Part 4: Plight of the Inspiration Junky

You have an idea.  And it is brilliant.  In fact, it's probably the best idea you've ever had.  You spin out a sketch in five minutes, grab all the supplies you'll need and, powered by excitement and confidence, plunge into the project like a whirlwind of productivity. Then the novelty is worn away by the daily tedium… Continue reading Summer Carving Intensive Part 4: Plight of the Inspiration Junky